Tagged with 'The Elephant in the Locker Room'

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Glaring Weakness

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Glaring Weakness

By Greg Wright Even during the Seahawks’ championship season, it was easy to identify the team’s glaring weakness. These days? Not so much. Let’s take a walk through what have been their... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Pete and the Middle Finger

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Pete and the Middle Finger

By Greg Wright Well, I guess I should have published this article on Thursday so I could beat the Seattle Times to a summary of the Seahawks’ history with flipping the bird. Alas! but I will just... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: That Tyler Lockett Contract

The Elephant in the Locker Room: That Tyler Lockett Contract

By Greg Wright Just prior to the beginning of the regular season, the Seahawks announced the signing of Tyler Lockett to a 3-year contract extension worth a reported $37.8 million. Lockett was one of... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Punt Coverage

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Punt Coverage

By Greg Wright As much as I have heard about Seahawk punter Michael Dickson being a “weapon,” I have heard very little about Seattle’s punt coverage being a liability. And yet it is,... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: About That Pass Rush

The Elephant in the Locker Room: About That Pass Rush

By Greg Wright Prepare to hear two things non-stop tonight. First, the thing you already know to be true: Seattle’s defense has been ransacked. Of last year’s starters, only three or four... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: What Can We Expect This Year?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: What Can We Expect This Year?

By Greg Wright Well, as I imagine you have heard or read, according to Monday Morning QB there certainly HAS been an elephant in the Seahawk lockerroom. Oh, really? Wow, what a revelation. Anybody who... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Seahawks <i>Still</i> Make “The Jimmy” Disappear

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Seahawks Still Make “The Jimmy” Disappear

By Greg Wright Another season, another slow start on the offensive side of the ball. Another week, another struggle to turn Red Zone visits into touchdowns. Another game, and another media anguish about... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Caught with Our Pants Down Again

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Caught with Our Pants Down Again

By Greg Wright I’m hoping that what follows will become a regular feature in this column for the rest of the season. We’ll just call it “A Chat with the Huard Whisperer.” Every... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Penalties of Success

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Penalties of Success

By Greg Wright Would you rather be traded from the Seahawks to the Jets, or to the Patriots? Or would you rather stay in Seattle? Let’s deal with those questions one at a time. First: When the news... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Visit With the Ghosts of Playoffs Past and Present

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Visit With the Ghosts of Playoffs Past and Present

(Or, A Seahawks Carroll, with Apologies to Charles Dickens) By Greg Wright The Seahawks are not dead, to begin with. While we all may be grossly disappointed that it’s Atlanta representing the NFC... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Have the 2016 Hawks Improved Enough to be Contenders?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Have the 2016 Hawks Improved Enough to be Contenders?

By Greg Wright I guarantee that there’s one thing that has not been talked about on any other news site this week. A review of my 2016 analysis of Seahawk vulnerabilities. So I guess I’ll do... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Germain Ifedi Vows to Have My Press Credentials Revoked

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Germain Ifedi Vows to Have My Press Credentials Revoked

Satire by Greg Wright Since the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots, my mantra for Seahawks fans has been, “We’ll be back. One yard at a time.” If so, I don’t think it will be this... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Merry Beastquake 2.0 Christmas to You!

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Merry Beastquake 2.0 Christmas to You!

The following was originally published on Dec. 27, 2014. If it’s Christmas Eve and the Hawks are playing the Cardinals, what better moment can be recalled? By Greg Wright ‘Twas four days ‘fore... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Of Color Rush, Concussion Protocol, and Interceptions

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Of Color Rush, Concussion Protocol, and Interceptions

By Greg Wright I’m certainly glad that the Seahawks played two games in the last seven days, and that they won the second of those in pretty flamboyant fashion. Saves me from having to write a total... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Coming Clean on My Dislike for Certain Star Quarterbacks

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Coming Clean on My Dislike for Certain Star Quarterbacks

By Greg Wright This week I watched A Football Life‘s episode about Hall of Famer QB Steve Young. If you’ve ever followed football, you probably remember that he took San Francisco back to the... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Do We Really Need to Talk About the O Line Again?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Do We Really Need to Talk About the O Line Again?

By Greg Wright A decidedly strange thing happened in the first quarter of Sunday’s dismal loss to Tampa Bay. No, it wasn’t the fact that the defense gave up two porous TDs to the opposing team.... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Of Doug Baldwin, Russell Wilson, Mike Huard, and 1978

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Of Doug Baldwin, Russell Wilson, Mike Huard, and 1978

By Greg Wright I’m not always 100% certain I’m writing about something other journalists have failed to cover. But this week, I’ve got it locked… because I’m not going to... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Were You Screaming at Your TV Sunday Night, Too?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Were You Screaming at Your TV Sunday Night, Too?

By Greg Wright Just before halftime. New England takes the lead 14-12. Seattle with the ball at their own 25-yard line and 1:05 to go. Three timeouts available. A key third-down looms with 9 yards to go. Wilson... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: About That “Roughing the Kicker” Thing, and Fines

The Elephant in the Locker Room: About That “Roughing the Kicker” Thing, and Fines

By Greg Wright Whew! I was almost certain that some intrepid journalist would scoop me on my chosen topic this week. When I saw the teaser for Danny O’Neil’s column on Thursday, I thought for... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Offensive Diaspora; or, Where Are They Now?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Offensive Diaspora; or, Where Are They Now?

By Greg Wright I remember a time when ex-Seahawks just vanished. We never had high-profile players that were expendable, and none of our free-agents ever signed big-time contracts with other teams…... [Read more]